No: 24, 24 January 2023, Press Release Regarding the Attack Targeting the Holy Quran in the Netherlands

Republic Of Türkiye Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 24.01.2023

We condemn in the strongest terms the vile attack of an anti-Islamic person targeting our holy book, the Quran, in The Hague, Netherlands, on 22 January.

This despicable act that insults our sacred values and includes a hate crime, this time in the Netherlands after Sweden, is a clear announcement that Islamophobia, discrimination and xenophobia know no bounds in Europe.

These actions directly target the fundamental rights and freedoms, moral values and social tolerance of not only Muslims but all humanity and also harm the culture of living together in peace.

The Dutch Ambassador to Ankara was summoned to our Ministry and it was emphasized in strongest terms that we condemned and protested this heinous and despicable act, and demanded that the Netherlands not allow such provocative acts.

We call on Dutch authorities to take necessary actions against the perpetrator of the incident and to implement concrete measures in order to prevent the recurrence of such incidents.

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